Not only do I love fig season, I love the taste of caramelized figs, and pretty much any other fruit that has been caramelized. Bananas, peaches, pears, strawberries, the list can go on forever. Taking a piece of fruit and searing it so the natural sugars caramelize adds a whole other sensation and depth of flavor-and it couldn’t be easier! Adding a scope of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream makes a perfect summer time dessert.
What You’ll need
- Oil or Butter
- Ice Cream (optional)
- Cut fresh figs in half (or other fruits) so it has a flat, even surface.
- Take a sauté pan and add enough oil or butter just to cover the surface of the pan in a very thin coating. Turn the heat onto medium high heat.
- Making sure the oil is HOT (the oil may begin to give off a little smoke, which is fine), place the cut, flat surface down and do not move it for a few minutes. If you don’t hear a sizzle “sssss” when placing the fruit down in the pan, the oil is not hot enough. After a few minutes, remove the fruit. It should come out of the pan without sticking
- Let cool slightly and dig in!